We are actively recruiting substitutes to support students in classrooms and schools throughout Central Oregon. This is an urgent need and you can help.
Improving student outcomes with excellence, equity, and efficiency.
The High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) links school districts in Central Oregon to state and national education resources. Our programs help districts minimize duplication of services, preserve their local budgets and receive special programs that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
What types of services do we provide?
We work with our region’s school districts and community partners to provide services for students, families, and educators in these four main categories:
Children with Special Needs
Snapshot of Programs/Services
Notice of Budget Hearing
A public meeting of the High Desert Education Service District will be held on May 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023 as approved by the High Desert Education Service District Budget Committee. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at 2804 SW Sixth Street, Redmond, Oregon 97756 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. This budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year. Any person may join and participate in public discussion around the budget. A copy of this notice can be found here.
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Improve student outcomes with Excellence, Equity and Efficiency
Together, Engaging Students to Succeed
Future Educator Day
In early February, the CTE/STEM team hosted the inaugural Future Educator Day in partnership with Central Oregon Community College. Students from across the region joined to learn about the many opportunities in education through hands-on activities. In addition, a...
Living with autism in our own time and space
Photo: Leslie and Kap Seidel with their son Luke Lucas Seidel is a social, sunny, cuddly 8-year-old kid who loves to be around people. With an early aptitude for technology, and a keen eye for photography, he solves tech challenges in the blink of an eye and has...
Meet HDESD board member Anthony Georger
Appointed in 2022 to represent the local business community, Anthony Georger is the controller and vice president of finance for Seran Bioscience. He brings more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience, specializing in aerospace, agricultural and media...
Students are Oregon’s greatest natural resource, and we must invest in their education. High Desert ESD is keeping the Promise of Oregon. To learn more, visit: promiseoregon.org
The Oregon School Boards Association, a member services organization based in Salem, founded “The Promise of Oregon” campaign in 2014 to focus attention on the accomplishments of Oregon’s kindergarten-14 students and the need to adequately fund public education.
What types of services do we provide?
Services for Children with Special Needs
We partner with local school districts to provide services to families and students who are at risk or have special educational needs.
School Improvement Services
We provide consultation, on-site and regional professional development, consortia, grant projects, and student programs.
We support business, administrative and operational functions for HDESD and partner school districts. Other services are also available to support home and alternative learning.
We offer a wide range of information technology and instructional support services to both HDESD and school district staff.
Our Central Oregon School District Partners
We also partner with:
- Jefferson County 509J School District
- Black Butte School District
- Culver School District
- North Central Counties School District
- Harney Education Service District
- Jefferson Education Service District
- Grant Education Service District
- Lake Education Service District
- Southern Oregon Education Service District
- Umatilla/Morrow Education Service District